This recipe was given to me by Joan and Karen friends of cook book II. They are sisters and make these together every year for the past 50 years. When I worked at the newspaper they would always bring a plate over for us all to share. They are so good!
1Cream butter, sugar , egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients; blend at low speed until a dough forms( will be stiff). Shape into 1 inch balls; push a cherry part way into each ball(so cherry is showing 1/2). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet cherry side up. When cookies are molded, prepare frosting and use immediately. Yes this is correct.
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teas. salt
1 1/2 teas. maraschino cherry juice
Melt chocolate with milk over low heat in saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir. Frost each cherry with 1/2 teaspoon of frosting.(frosting will spread over cookie slightly while baking.
Bake at 350^ for 8-10 minutes until puffy. Cool on wire rack or paper bag. Store in covered container when cold.